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Bikers Retreat
Ranked #15 of 34 Dolgellau B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 31 July 2012

We came upon the Bikers Retreat by accident on our trip to Snowdonia. Even though we are not bikers, we were treated really well. Nice food very friendly hosts.Nothing too much trouble.Also realised that Nigel and I were brought up in the same area as kids. Small world.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 June 2012

I've been visiting here for over 10 years now, and have lost count on how many times I've visited. Set in the Snowdonia National Park, it's great for riding, cycling, walking or just chilling. The scenery is stunning and there's always something new to discover. The facilities are great, with tea/coffee facilities in the rooms, TV, hairdryer and most useful a drying room for kit if the weather is wet. Tiv & Nigel are the perfect hosts and will put themselves out of their way to make you feel welcome, or assist you if you have any sort of problem. The food is fabulous and varied, and the bar is always welcoming. Groups are welcomed, but if travelling alone you will always make new friends here.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 20 January 2012

Even in the winter its a great please to visit. maybe not on your Motorcycle but the local walks are fantastic. and the warm welcome on your return and the really super home cooked food and well stocked bar full of local welsh beer is a delight.
Thanks to the mild winter I even managed a round of golf at the local golf course. Nigel is just as happy to point out where the good walks are as well as the fantastic biking roads.
Dolgellau is a nice town and a short walk along the river from the bikers and is well worth while.
Our room was a double in the house (not the annexe) tea and coffee and TV, very clean and tidy, the best thing is the view of the mountain from your bedroom window,even had snow on the top. we were a little concerned our room was above the bar but no need as although busy we never heard a thing.
Will defiantly go back add would recommend going late October onwards as the winter scenery is spectacular

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 January 2012

I`ve been visiting Bikers Retreat now for around 5 years. Its one of those places you go where you just don`t want to leave. The hotel itself is beautiful and the atmosphere so relaxed and informal it feels like you`re own home. Nigel and Tivvy do everything they can to welcome you and make you feel part of the family...nothing is too much trouble. The food is superb and I always leave a few pounds heavier than when I arrived.

The surrounding area is a haven for bikers, cyclists and walkers alike. This is a superb place for motorbike enthusiasts but if you fancy a walking / hill walking/ cycling or just relaxing holiday then this place wont disappoint

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 11 January 2012

We've been going to Bikers for about 10 years now ( and several visits a year) and would highly recommend it to anyone. Its run by Tiv and Nigel and they can't do enough for you. Its specifically set up for weekend breaks for bikers (mountain bikes and motorbikes) but they attract business trade during the week also. It really is home from home and the secret is in the name - it is a retreat and such a fantastic place to get away from it all. Both Tiv and Nigel are experienced and advanced trained bikers and run guided tours around the fantastic Welsh roads. It's well set up and secure, food is great and companionship excellent. Its also great for larger groups (they host functions for IAM and other biking groups).

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  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 16 October 2011

My wife and I enjoyed a stay at Bikers Retreat in late August - and found the name of the hotel to be a perfect description of what was delivered.
We visited along with a group of 16 friends, and pretty much took the place over.
Nigel & Tiv were great hosts and were keen (and successful!) to make our stay enjoyable and relaxing.
The food was good and the room, although 'compact', was clean and comfortable; which was all we needed because we were only in it to sleep!
Would I go again? Yes indeed.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 26 July 2011

Nigel and Tiv are very good hosts (Nigel especially in the bar) The weekend package was great the 'Tour of Wales' which Nigel led and Tiv swept was fantastic the most awesome roads I have ever riden and every one can ride at there own pace no pressure JUST FUN with good well timed breaks. The accommodation is good, the food absolutley fantastic, undercover parking for your bike, a well stocked bar, fantastic hosts and all at reasonble prices. We will definetly return!!!!
Nigel and Karen

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Bikers Retreat

Address: Barmouth Road, Snowdonia National Park, Dolgellau LL40 2SP, Wales
Region: United Kingdom > Wales > North Wales > Snowdonia National Park > Dolgellau
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 34 B&Bs / Inns in Dolgellau
Price Range: £35 - £55 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Victorian Granite house with modern annexe, catering for up ro 18 people. Spectacular views over the Mawddach Estuary and up to Cadair Idris. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Bikers Retreat Dolgellau, Snowdonia National Park

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